Credit Card Combinations for a Hawaiian Vacation

December 10, 2014

When talking about award travel, it’s easy to focus on earning points and miles and lose sight of the actual traveling. Today, however, TPG Senior Points and Miles Correspondent Jason Steele offers a detailed analysis of how you can use your travel rewards to get somewhere practically everyone wants to be, Hawaii! Hawaii is a wildly popular destination, […]

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Contest Roundup: Win 100,000 Starpoints, 250,000 United Miles

November 7, 2014

Check out the week in travel contests and sweepstakes for your chance to win 100,000 Starpoints, 250,000 United MileagePlus miles, a Hawaiian getaway, a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands, and a Delta flight and hotel from Expedia. Win 100,000 Starpoints from Sheraton Club Win 100,000 Starpoints for sharing a photo of an amazing city […]

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Win Hyatt Gold Passport Points & Trips to New Zealand and New York

September 16, 2014

Check out the week in travel contests and sweepstakes for your chance to win trips to New Zealand, New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu or Southern California. Win 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Bonus Points From You have five chances to win a set of 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points, and five winners will be selected at random. […]

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Best Transfer Partners For Flights To Hawaii

July 21, 2014

Today TPG Contributor Jason Steele looks at the best points and miles transfer options from Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest for travel to Hawaii. When it comes to redeeming miles for vacation, for many people, Hawaii is the dream destination. Perhaps that’s why Hawaii is also one of the hardest award tickets to […]

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What to Do in Oahu, Hawaii: Beach, Mountains and More

July 15, 2014

Like a Choose Your Own Adventure book come to life, the Hawaiian island of O’ahu blends a varied sweep of wild, technicolor landscapes with a thousand-year history to form an exciting gateway to the most exotic state in America. From soft, pale sands and pockmarked volcanic shores to jagged peaks and jungly gardens carpeted in lush greens, and a melted-turquoise ocean tossed by gravity-defying waves, the natural […]

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How to Use Virgin Atlantic Miles Without Fuel Surcharges

May 21, 2014

TPG Contributor Jason Steele returns to tell us how to take advantage of Virgin Atlantic miles without getting hit with huge fuel surcharges and fees The American Express Membership Rewards program is offering a 30% bonus on points transfers to the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club program through May 31. While this could be a terrific […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Hawaii Swag Bag and 10,000 Hawaiian Airlines Miles

March 13, 2014

This past Tuesday, I wrote a full review the new Barclaycard Hawaiian Airlines Elite World Mastercard, which features several valuable benefits like discounted award levels, companion discounts and vouchers and more. Though the card is best for travelers looking to maximize their Hawaii travel specifically, it’s a solid product. I actually had the opportunity to […]

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How Do I Get To Hawaii Using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points?

November 24, 2013

TPG reader Ruben tweeted me @thepointsguy to ask: “What is the cheapest way to fly First Class from Los Angeles to Hawaii through – or with a transfer from – Chase Ultimate Rewards points?” Ruben tweeted me this week and asked what the best way to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points ,such as those earned […]

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What Miles or Points Are The Best for Business Class Award Tickets to Hawaii?

August 25, 2013

TPG Reader Leslie asks: “I would like to travel over to Hawaii to see a friend from high school. I would really like to do it in first or business class since I have a  6-year-old child. What cards can I use to rack up miles and points that will be beneficial to this trip? […]

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Cheap Flights from NYC To Hawaii: From $365 Total Roundtrip!

February 15, 2013

I love Hawaii and know few people who haven’t had amazing times visiting. Growing up on the east coast we always opted for the Caribbean for tropical vacations and I never understood why east coasters would trek all the way to the Pacific until I went to Kauai for the first time and fell in […]

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Destination of the Week: Hawaii, The Big Island

February 24, 2012

Since The Points Guy had such an excellent time on Kauai last weekend, we decided to continue our Destination of the Week series with a look at: Hawaii, the Big Island. Hawaii Island The island the rest take their name from is also the largest in the chain, and one of the least developed, with […]

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Trip Report: My Favorite Kauai Experiences (And Hyatt Point Winner)

February 22, 2012

My trip this past weekend was my first time in Kauai, and I have to say that after just four days, I fell in love with this gorgeous island. That’s mostly thanks to the great suggestions I got from TPG readers about what to see, do and eat while I was there. Here are a […]

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Hotel Review: St. Regis Princeville on Kauai

February 21, 2012

As I mentioned yesterday in my review of the Kauai Grand Hyatt, I changed my trip plans once I got there and decided to spend the third and fourth nights of my stay on the island at the St. Regis Princeville instead. I enjoyed the Grand Hyatt, but it was purely a points decision since […]

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Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Kauai

February 20, 2012

A few weeks ago, we covered Kauai as our Destination of the Week, which got me thinking about a trip to Hawaii. Since I spent much of last week in Los Angeles, I ended up booking a last minute trip on American Airlines from LAX to Lihue. I also booked a room at the Grand […]

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Destination of the Week: Maui

February 17, 2012

  TPG might be spending his weekend on Kauai, but there are plenty of other Hawaiian vacation spots including this week’s Destination of the Week: Maui. We had the new TPG intern from NYU, Ryan, help us out with this huge list of properties where you can earn and burn points on Maui this winter, […]

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Destination of the Week: Kauai

January 27, 2012

As winter really begins to set in over most of the country with freezing conditions, it’s time to start considering some sunny destinations where you can earn and use your points. That’s why this week’s Destination of the Week is: Kauai. Kauai is the northernmost and oldest of the Hawaiian Islands. Though it has a […]

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